In the Engineering field, there are many Open Source Software(OSS)s.
It is “open sourced” to gather contributions and great ideas all over the world more than just developing in a company. OSS has a power to create a nice product that a company can’t.
Moreover, not only gathering contribution it also helps developers all over the world.
Many company uses OSS to build their product(s), accerating the agility.
I sometimes contributes to OSSs but I really wanted to contribue to DigitalOcean’s product and write a post about it.
In this post, I will explain my motivation and what & how I contributed.
In last November, I joined HacktoberFest 2019 and I got a really nice swag.
Even this festival held by DigitalOcean, any OSS contribution is accepted as a contribution.
I thought this mindset of DigitalOcean is cool because they are truely trying to make the world better.
DigitalOcean is not a not-profit organization, it is a company just like yours. They have to earn money at the same time they gave us swags.
I want to say huge thanks to this wonderful festival. Thank you very much DigitalOcean.
At the same time, I felt I am just a free rider of DigitalOcean’s product. So I decided to make a contribution to say thank you.
Contribute to DigitalOcean’s OSS.
Any contribution is great.
I’ll explain the process how I contributed to DigitalOcean’s OSS.
1. Choose the OSS
I went to DigitalOcean, Github organization and browse the OSSs.
The reasons I choose these products was bellow:
- I can use the product
- There are some issues
After I chose the products, I started to find “How I can contribute this?”
2. Read the Contributing Guideline
I have to follow the community rule so I read the contributing guildline
After reading the guildline, I am readly to contribute!
3. Contributing to doctl
Usally, you find a bug first and send a pull request. That is the easiest way to find out what you should do. But in this case, I wanted to contribute in any way so I had to find some bugs or feature requests that I can work on.
I found that the
fish completion was wanted.
I made a pull request adding the
doctl command completion for
zsh completion but the
fish was missing.
So the PR is this one Add fish completions.
Since I never created a completion before, I had to study how the completion works and what I haved to do. Now, I can easy find the commands and the flags I can use by pressing
[TAB] like below:
$ doctl kube[TAB] kuberenetes (Manage Kubernetes)
I added to the source code and sent a pull request. For
fish completions, the evanlucas/fish-kubectl-completions gave me a big insight on how to develop a completion. Nice work!
Continuously contribute to OSS! Let’s hard work!
This is a message to myself, “Don’t be a free rider, contribute to the world as much as you can!".
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